SWAP - Style with a purpose

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


Style with a Purpose
Introducing a mindful clothing swap, with proceeds going to women in need.

*This SWAP each guest will be contributing one "work" outfit to our Downtown Eastside agency partners AND (a minimum of) one bag of gently used clothing to swap with all friends and connections attending the event. The unclaimed items and "work" outfits will be delivered by the SWAP team to: Downtown Eastside Women’s Center, Crabtree Corner and WISH. 


More details:

We are producing an event that will connect like-minded women in Vancouver through fun, community contribution and a love of having something new to wear. Many women have a ton of great clothing sitting in the back of their closets, which simply never get worn. At the same time, there are many women living in the Downtown Eastside that don’t have access to the necessary clothing for life.
Meanwhile, the clothes remain sitting in the back of our closets. 

If you have never been to a clothing swap - PURGE. Dig deep into the back of your closet, pull items that you haven't worn in awhile and know that it's time that you part ways. This includes all clothing, footwear, jewelry, purses, etc. Put them in a bag. Make room for some new threads. "A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to declutter and refill one's wardrobe, but also are considered an act of environmentalism."

For all seasoned swappers and first time swappers- PURGE like you have never purged before. Pay special attention to an outfit that could be worn by a women in need going for an interview, or to work. The concept of what work clothes are, is entirely up to you! Diverse women=diverse jobs.

This is a community project that will inspire us to recycle our clothing and give it a new purpose. 
Style With A Purpose. 

The SWAP Team 

6pm Doors open (arrive early for perks!)
7pm Event begins
8pm Swapping begins
10pm Event closes

Visit the SWAP (Style with a purpose) Facebook page for more information. 


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